The "Bedroom Tax" affects anyone of working age and your Housing Benefit will be cut by:
14% if you are deemed to have one spare bedroom or
25% if you have two or more spare bedrooms.
Couples and adults will still be entitled to their own bedroom. However:
A boy or girl under the age of 10 are expected to share with each other
A boy or girl over 10 and under 16 years are expected to share with a child of the same sex as them
You may be deemed to have a spare bedroom if your child/children do not live with you all the time.
A severely disabled youngster may be able to have their own room - for example, if they would seriously disrupt the sleep of another child if they were to share.
Other exceptions can apply if you are a foster carer, have an overnight carer, an adult child serving in the armed forces who is away on duty or is a student who normally lives at home.
If you are concerned about how the "Bedroom Tax" could affect you, please contact the Income Team for free and confidential advice. Contact us.